Presented By
O’Reilly + Cloudera
Make Data Work
March 25-28, 2019
San Francisco, CA

Keynotes

Hear inspiring and illuminating presentations from experts and executives at Strata.

 
Zachery Anderson

Zachery Anderson
SVP and Chief Analytics Officer, Electronic Arts

Zachery Anderson is the chief analytics officer and senior vice president at Electronic Arts (EA), the world’s largest video game company, where he’s responsible for leading consumer insights, UX research, data science, studio analytics, and marketing analytics. His team uses... Read More.

9:55am Thursday, March 28, 2019
Developing games at EA is where creativity meets AI, analytics, and machine learning, combining an understanding of player motivations with the means to improve the game design process. Zachery Anderson leads a tour of EA’s history combining data with development, taking you through the early days of balancing gameplay to the future of personalized games for everyone. Full Details
Alistair Croll

Alistair Croll
Founder, Solve For Interesting

Alistair Croll is an entrepreneur with a background in web performance, analytics, cloud computing, and business strategy. In 2001, he cofounded Coradiant (acquired by BMC in 2011) and has since helped launch Rednod, CloudOps, Bitcurrent, Year One Labs, and several... Read More.

8:45am Thursday, March 28, 2019
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details
8:55am Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Alistair Croll, and Doug Cutting welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Doug Cutting

Doug Cutting
Chief Architect, Cloudera

Doug Cutting is the chief architect at Cloudera and the founder of numerous successful open source projects, including Lucene, Nutch, Avro, and Hadoop. Doug joined Cloudera from Yahoo, where he was a key member of the team that built and... Read More.

8:45am Thursday, March 28, 2019
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details
8:55am Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Alistair Croll, and Doug Cutting welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Jed Dougherty

Jed Dougherty
Data Scientist, Dataiku

Jed Dougherty is a data scientist at Dataiku, where he leads the data scientist team in North America. He specializes in helping large companies in fields including finance, manufacturing, and medicine spin up and organize data science teams and has... Read More.

9:25am Wednesday, March 27, 2019
One widely accepted definition of AI is that it means going beyond simple statistics to mimic human skills in perception, learning, interaction, and decision making. Jed Dougherty tightens up this definition by sharing examples on a matrix that breaks down the different parts of that definition and how they might manifest themselves in data science projects at different levels. Full Details
Shafi Goldwasser

Shafi Goldwasser
Director of the Simons Institute for Theory of Computing | RSA Professor of EECS | Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics | Cofounder and chief scientist, UC Berkeley | MIT | Weizmann Institute of Science | Duality

Shafi Goldwasser is the RSA Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and the incoming director of the Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at UC Berkeley. She is also a professor of computer science... Read More.

10:00am Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Keynote with Shafi Goldwasser Full Details
Theresa Johnson

Theresa Johnson
Product Manager, Airbnb

Theresa Johnson is a product manager for metrics and forecasting products at Airbnb. As a data scientist, she was part of the task force and cross-functional hackathon team at Airbnb that worked to develop the framework for the current antidiscrimination... Read More.

9:45am Thursday, March 28, 2019
Airbnb uses AI and machine learning in many parts of its user-facing business. But it's also advancing the state of AI-powered internal tools. Theresa Johnson details the AI powering Airbnb's next-generation end-to-end metrics forecasting platform, which leverages machine learning, Bayesian inference, TensorFlow, Hadoop, and web technology. Full Details
Lauren Kunze

Lauren Kunze
CEO, Pandorabots

Lauren Kunze is the CEO of Pandorabots, a leading chatbot platform that powers conversational AI software for hundreds of thousands of developers and top global brands. She’s an expert on state-of-the-art solutions for hard AI problems like natural language... Read More.

Ben Lorica

Ben Lorica
Chief Data Scientist, O'Reilly

Ben Lorica is the chief data scientist at O’Reilly. Ben has applied business intelligence, data mining, machine learning, and statistical analysis in a variety of settings, including direct marketing, consumer and market research, targeted advertising, text mining, and financial engineering.... Read More.

9:30am Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Keynote with Ben Lorica Full Details
8:45am Thursday, March 28, 2019
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Doug Cutting, and Alistair Croll welcome you to the second day of keynotes. Full Details
8:55am Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Program chairs Ben Lorica, Alistair Croll, and Doug Cutting welcome you to the first day of keynotes. Full Details
Dinesh Nirmal

Dinesh Nirmal
Vice President, Analytics Development, IBM

Dinesh Nirmal is vice president of development for data and AI at IBM. His mission is to empower every organization to transform their industry—whether it’s aerospace, finance, or healthcare—by unlocking the power of their data. Dinesh speaks and writes... Read More.

9:20am Wednesday, March 27, 2019
The journey to AI begins with data and making intelligent use of it. Dinesh Nirmal shares a strategic framework for streamlining your data assets, a framework that takes into account the current state of your existing data structures, the new technologies driving enterprise, the complexities of business processes, and at the foundation, the elements required in an AI-fluent data platform. Full Details
Amy O'Connor

Amy O'Connor
Big Data Evangelist, Cloudera

Amy O’Connor is a big data evangelist and telecommunications specialist at Cloudera, the leading big data vendor. She advises customers globally as they introduce big data solutions and adopt enterprise-wide big data delivery capabilities. Amy was recently named one of... Read More.

9:05am Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Cloudera “drinks its own champagne”—running Cloudera on Cloudera. The company analyzes data from the edge and runs probabilistic models to tune its business processes with AI, from marketing, sales, and support to strategic planning. Amy O'Connor shares what Cloudera has learned from the edge to AI and explains how it's helping Cloudera and its customers get better at data-driven. Full Details
Mike Olson

Mike Olson
CSO and Chairman, Cloudera

Mike Olson cofounded Cloudera in 2008 and served as its CEO until 2013, when he took on his current role of chief strategy officer. As CSO, Mike is responsible for Cloudera’s product strategy, open source leadership, engineering alignment,... Read More.

9:25am Thursday, March 28, 2019
Most enterprises want the same flexibility and convenience they get in the public cloud, no matter where their data lives or their applications run. We've reached the point that the "enterprise data cloud" must span the firewall and the services offered by hyperscale vendors. Mike Olson describes the key capabilities that such a system requires and why hybrid and multicloud is the future. Full Details
David Sanger

David Sanger
National Security Correspondent, The New York Times

David E. Sanger is the national security correspondent for the New York Times as well as a national security and political contributor for CNN and a frequent guest on CBS This Morning, Face the Nation, and many Read More.

9:40am Wednesday, March 27, 2019
David Sanger explains how the rise of cyberweapons has transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb. From crippling infrastructure to sowing discord and doubt, cyber is now the weapon of choice for democracies, dictators, and terrorists. Full Details
Peter Singer

Peter Singer
Strategist, New America

Peter Warren Singer is strategist at New America and an editor at Popular Science magazine. He has been named by the Smithsonian as one of the nation’s 100 leading innovators, by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential... Read More.

10:10am Thursday, March 28, 2019
Terrorists live-stream their attacks, “Twitter wars” sell music albums and produce real-world casualties, and viral misinformation alters not just the result of battles but the very fate of nations. The result is that war, tech, and politics have blurred into a new kind of battle space that plays out on our smartphones. P. W. Singer explains. Full Details
Elizabeth Svoboda

Elizabeth Svoboda
Writer and author, What Makes a Hero?

Elizabeth Svoboda is an award-winning journalist and contributor to MIT Technology Review, Aeon, Sapiens, Psychology Today, the Washington Post, and other publications. She is the author of What Makes a Hero? The Surprising Science of Selflessness as well as... Read More.

8:50am Thursday, March 28, 2019
Using biosensors and predictive analytics, political campaigns aim to decode your true desires—and influence your vote—without your knowledge. Elizabeth Svoboda explains how these tools work, who's using them, and what they mean for the future of free and fair elections. Full Details
Jordan Tigani

Jordan Tigani
Software Engineer, Google

Jordan Tigani was one of the founding engineers on Google BigQuery, wrote the first book on the subject, and now leads its vision and roadmap as director of product management. Previously, Jordan worked at Microsoft Research and on the Windows... Read More.

9:00am Thursday, March 28, 2019
Modern data analysis requirements have fundamentally redefined what our expectations should be for data warehouses. Join Google BigQuery cocreator Jordan Tigani as he shares his vision for where he sees cloud-scale data analytics heading as well as what technology leaders should be considering as part of their data warehousing roadmap. Full Details